James B. Whatley, et al., Plaintiffs-appellants, v. Resolution Trust Corporation, As Receiver for Continentalsavings, a Federal Savings and Loan Association,defendant-appellee, 38 F.3d 760 (5th Cir. 1994)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 38 F.3d 760 (5th Cir. 1994)

Nov. 11, 1994

Susan Henricks, Bradford G. Wiewel, Austin, TX, for appellants.

Mark S. Finkelstein, Shannon, Martin, Finkelstein & Sayre, P.C., James Haralson Pearson, Pearson & Assoc., Houston, TX, Jeffrey Ehrlich, RTC, Washington, DC, for appellee.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

(Opinion September 7, 1994, 5th Cir. 1994, 32 F.3d 905)

On Petition for Rehearing and Suggestion for Rehearing En


Before POLITZ, Chief Judge, GARWOOD and DUHE, Circuit Judges.


The petition for rehearing with suggestion for rehearing en banc voices a concern which requires a response. We held and hold that in order to secure a stay of any proceedings instituted prior to the appointment of RTC as receiver, RTC must apply for the stay within 90 days of its appointment. If so timely filed, the district court must grant the requested stay to permit an opportunity to begin the administrative process. Limiting the receiver's opportunity to request the stay to the 90-day period following its appointment does not limit the receiver to a 90-day period within which to complete the administrative process. If a stay is sought and a claim filed, judicial proceedings will not continue until after the claim is determined or the claim-determination period expires.1  Thus the receiver will not face judicial and administrative proceedings on the same claim simultaneously.

The petition for rehearing is DENIED and no member of this panel nor judge in regular active service on the court having requested that the court be polled on rehearing en banc (FRAP and Local Rule 35) the suggestion for rehearing en banc is also DENIED.


See 12 U.S.C. § 1821(d) (5) (A) (requiring receiver to determine whether to allow claim within 180 days after claim is filed or to seek claimant's agreement under clause (ii) to extend that 180-day determination period); id. Sec. 1821(d) (6) (A) (providing that claimant may continue judicial action after disallowance or expiration of claims-determination period); id. Sec. 1821(d) (13) (D) (divesting courts of jurisdiction except as otherwise provided in section 1821(d)); see also Brady Dev. Co. v. RTC, 14 F.3d 998 (4th Cir. 1994)